James Spangler

Jim Spangler serves as Chief Communications Officer for Navistar, Inc. Spangler joined Navistar in this role in June of 2011, and is responsible for leading the company’s Corporate Communications department. With more than 25 years’ experience in the communications industry, Spangler has held a variety of positions including nearly 12 years with Tenneco, where he […]

Jennifer Prosek

Jennifer Prosek is the founder and CEO of Prosek Partners, where she leads many of the firm’s key accounts. Under her leadership, the firm has become a leading international public relations and financial communications consultancy with offices in New York, Connecticut and London. With more than 70 professionals, the firm ranks among the top 35 […]

Christopher Graves

As Global Chairman of Ogilvy Public Relations, Christopher Graves heads one of the world’s largest, leading public relations networks and serves on the board of its parent company, the Ogilvy & Mather Group. Prior to being named Global Chairman, he served as Global CEO and CEO of Ogilvy PR in Asia Pacific where it is […]

Michele Galen

Michele Galen has been Head of Communications for Novartis International AG since January 2012. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Galen served as Vice President and Global Head, Communications and Advocacy for Novartis Pharmaceuticals, based in Basel, Switzerland. Ms. Galen joined Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC) in the US in 2001. During her tenure at Novartis, she […]

Dr. Terry Flynn

Dr. Terry Flynn is one of Canada’s leading public relations/communications management scholars and an important bridge between the academy and the profession. Following a 20-year communications consulting career, Terry joined the faculty of McMaster University after completing his Ph.D. studies at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. During his professional career, […]

David Albritton

David J. Albritton is Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for Exelis Inc., a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense and information solutions company. He assumed that role upon the company’s October 2011 spin off from ITT Corporation. Albritton joined Exelis, then ITT Defense & Information Solutions, in November 2008 as the Vice President of Communications. […]

Adele Ambrose

Adele Ambrose joined Merck in 2007 and leads the Global Communications organization. She is responsible for the company’s internal and external communications with key audiences such as the news media, employees, the financial community, other specialized stakeholders and the general public. Her organization develops and implements communications strategies that enhance and protect the company’s image […]

Oscar Suris

As Wells Fargo’s head of Corporate Communications, Oscar Suris is the public relations counsel to Wells Fargo management and the company’s 80+ businesses. He directs the company’s media relations and team member communications. He also is responsible for communicating the vision and values, goals and achievements of Wells Fargo and its subsidiaries to team members, […]

Adrian Rodriguez

Adrian Rodriguez was senior vice president and chief communications officer for MetLife, where he oversaw the development and execution of the company’s global communications strategies.  He joined MetLife in August 2009. As chief communications officer, Rodriguez counseled MetLife’s senior management team on high-level communications strategy and matters concerning reputation management.  He set communications policies, standards […]

Torod Neptune

Torod B. Neptune is works in communications for Verizon Wireless. In this role, Torod leads Verizon’s external communications, product PR, media and industry analyst relations, and social media and digital strategy teams throughout the U.S., EMEA, and Asia-Pacific (75 countries across six continents). He also oversees communications strategy planning and execution for Verizon’s charitable arm, […]

Jack Modzelewski

Jack Modzelewski is president of the Americas and senior partner. In this role, he has management responsibility for the firm’s largest group of regions. He works closely with the presidents and management team of FleishmanHillard’s offices throughout the United States, Canada and Latin America, to ensure a unified approach to client solutions, new business development […]

Frank Ovaitt

Frank Ovaitt, APR, was President and CEO of the Institute for Public Relations (IPR), an independent research and education foundation dedicated to the science beneath the art of public relations. Previously, Frank was Executive Vice President, Makovsky + Company, and Managing Director of Crossover International Inc., where he helped clients implement mergers, re-brandings, Chapter 11 […]